Contest 2020

We are pleased to announce our
2020 WINNERS
($50 Cash Prize, Certificate, Badge for Social Media Platforms,
& optional 1 year Membership to MRW)

JUDGES’ CHOICE – Published

Marlie May *
Some Like it Scot


READERS’ CHOICE (online voting) - Published

Danielle Bannister *

The First 100 Kisses



GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Unpublished

Nina Pierce *
Black Water Magic ++


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CATEGORY WINNERS
(Certificate and Social Media Badge for winners)


JUDGES’ CHOICE – Published
Contemporary Winner:  Marlie May—Some Like it Scot *
2nd Place: Jacie Floyd—Always Allie3rd Place: Danielle Bannister—The First 100 Kisses *
Honorable Mentions (alphabetically):
Delsora Lowe—The Rancher Needs a Wife *
Lexa Fisher—Counting on Christmas
Susan Vaughan—Hidden Obsession *

Science Fiction/Paranormal Winner:  Brenna Ash—A Kiss of Stone *
2nd Place: Claire Davon—Gorgon’s Price3rd Place: Larissa Emerald—Perfection
Honorable Mentions (alphabetically):
Claire Davon—Tracking Shadows
M. Garnet—Love the Beast

YA/NA Winner:  Laura L. Zimmerman—Keen: Song of the Banshee Book 1
2nd Place: Marty Mayberry—Crystal Wing Academy *3rd Place: Billie Dale—Wannabe More
READERS’ CHOICE (Online Voting) – Published
Contemporary Winner:  Danielle Bannister – The First 100 Kisses *
2nd Place: Jacie Floyd—Always Allie3rd Place: Marlie May—Some Like it Scot *
Honorable Mentions (alphabetically):
Delsora Lowe—The Rancher Needs a Wife *
Lexa Fisher—Counting on Christmas
Susan Vaughan—Hidden Obsession *
Science Fiction/Paranormal Winner:  Larissa Emerald—Perfection
2nd Place: Brenna Ash—A Kiss of Stone *
3rd Place: Claire Davon—Tracking Shadows
Honorable Mentions (alphabetically):
Claire Davon—Gorgon’s Price
M. Garnet—Love the Beast
YA/NA Winner: Laura L. Zimmerman—Keen:Banshee Song Series
2nd Place: Marty Mayberry—Crystal Wing Academy *
3rd Place: Billie Dale—Wannabe More
UNPUBLISHED WINNERS
Contemporary Winner:  Pam Champagne—Walk the Line *
2nd Place: Eliza Carter—Blame it on the Whisky3rd Place: Cat Andrews—Sanctuary


Historical Winner:  Meg Doughty & Jessica Lindsay—Brighton House *
            2nd Place: Lydia Stevens—Virago *
            3rd Place: Cate Pentreath—This Time, Forever

Science Fiction/Paranormal Winner:  Nina Pierce—Black Water Magic * ++
2nd Place: Lydia Stevens—January *
3rd Place: Meg Doughty & Jessica Lindsay—The Silver Seal *

YA/NA Winner:  Danielle Bannister—What Moons Do *±
            2nd Place: Julie Price—You’re the Reason *
            3rd Place: Judith Paolercio—Pas De Deux
* Denotes Maine Romance Writers Member
++ Requested FULL manuscript from Lynnette Novak, Seymour Agency
± Requested PARTIAL manuscript from Lynnette Novak, Seymour Agency